Nursing and Ethics Healthcare ethics has been of higher importance as long as healthcare practice has existed. It is first necessary to explain that healthcare ethics is regarded as moral principles that are commonly considered as allowable and reasonable by the society. However, in spite of a universally stable set of ethical standards that direct the healthcare industry, there are many cases of these values on the verge of being violated. For instance, it is extremely possible that a medical worker will face an extraordinary situation that requires high performance of reaction, solicitude, attention and custody. Professor Megan-Jane Johnstone who is noted for her scientific researches in the areas of health care ethics and nursing has focused her work titled Nurses' Experiences of Ethical Preparedness for Mass Health Emergencies and Healthcare Disasters: A Systematic Review
It is perceived the United States and Canada generate much of their attention and controversy to mandate vaccines for certain populations. There have been public debates concerning the safety, effectiveness and the value of vaccines in both Canada and the United States (Schwartz, 2013). This is why some people argue we must protect those who do not have the capability to fight off disease on their own, these include; older residents over 65, pregnant women, people with chronic diseases, and healthcare providers (HCP). The older population and other groups with compromising immunities are at greater risk to experience illness and infection that may be fatal (Gould, 2011). However, some nurses argue immunization ; such as the flu shot, should
Ethical Principles in Regards to Abortion Is it right or wrong to have an abortion? Adinma (2011) states that abortions have always been associated with moral, ethical, and religious issues for years; this is not anything recent. There needs to be an investigation on the reason for the abortion and why is it considered an ethical issue. According to Saadatmand, Ghodrati, Zarenezhad, and Akbarzadeh (2016) abortions are done for different reasons, even if considered right or wrong. Each and every situation is different, most ethical issues are between the nurse, the patient, and the reason for or not for the abortion or not.
In this essay by using a provided case study I will discuss values and ethics within the healthcare profession. Values impact on how people live their lives and what they consider is right or wrong. Values are unique to a person they are crucial and become principles we follow for situations in our lives. Viktor Frankl believes we “discover meaning and values through the experience of our own and others suffering” (Frankl, 1978). The Nursing profession has a Nursing and Midwifery code to which they must adhere The NMC Code reflects the world of life and work today, and the changing roles and expectations of nurses and midwives.
Ethical climate Organizational climate refers to the nature of the perception of values, beliefs and behaviors of its members. More specifically ethical climate refers to the collective perception of what is ethically acceptable within the context of an organization. Ethical climate is not only an identifiable and measurable organizational phenomenon but also a central variable in the promotion and socialization of ethical and unethical behaviors . Ethical climate represents the informal yet collective perception of individual ontology and acceptable or unacceptable behavior (Malloy,2009).
w beliefs and practices, nurses must understand patient’s values indicating “both a consistent heritage (traditional) and an inconsistent heritage (acculturated/modern)”(Spector, 2002, p.197). They must connect, listen, and understand that patients can have diverse beliefs regarding their health. Nurse often will find themselves in difficult situations that might disrupt their personal or professional morals. In those situations it is important for the nurse to speak out demonstrating moral courage by advocating for the patient. It will be difficult to completely comprehend some patient’s practices, but it is good to have knowledge on these topics, so they can add their cultural implications into their care plan.
The increase of contracting infections in acute settings and intensive care units is currently of great concern. If these infections go untreated, it can consequently cause the loss of life, and increase mortality and morbidity. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will not pay for infections that were acquired during a hospital stay. This affects hospitals, preventing them from being financially fruitful. Urinary tract infections (UTI) are one of the most common nosocomial infections reported.
Abstract Patients have a right to receive the best treatment possible in medical settings around the world. Sometimes a patient can refuse that treatment and as nurses we have to stand by and let that happen. Despite the fact that informed consent is not always directly obtained by a nurse, we still have a duty to assist the physician and patient in order to make the process as fluid and smooth as possible. One of the best interventions we can implement is guide a patient by educating them so that they understand the procedure and the risks involved with it; by doing so, we preserve patient autonomy.
As previously described, the United States is the country that spends the most money in health care in the world. For example, just in the year 2008, it spent 16.2 percent of its gross domestic product on health- care (Gaydos 700). Through the population health model, investment and policy decisions in areas such as education, income transfer, civil rights, macroeconomics, employment, welfare, housing, and neighborhoods would have a significant effect on improving a population’s health than increasing the spending on medical services. (Jonas & Kovner 92). Through this model, there might not only be a decrease in what is spent by the country in health care services, but also an improvement in many other areas that would improve the economy of
Reflection is like looking in a mirror and describing what you see. It’s about thinking back to an experience and questioning what I did, and emotions that I felt during the experience, and then reflecting on a better and more sufficient way of doing it in the future (UNISON, 2016). Gibbs Reflective Cycle is the model that I have chosen to use while reflecting back on the module “Learning from service users and carers”, Gibbs believes that this module is useful for helping people learn from what that they experienced. He calls this “Learning by Doing” (Mind Tools, 2016). When finding out that a module I would cover on the social work degree was learning from service users and carers, my initial thought was care homes and carers within them.